Ross D. Martin

Ross D. Martin Ross D. Martin, MD, MHA, Advocacy Committee Chair
Program Director, Research and Transformation

Dr. Martin is Program Director for Research and Transformation at CRISP – a regional health information exchange serving Maryland, Washington, DC and West Virginia – where he serves on the leadership team, leads ambulatory customer outreach efforts, and leads the establishment of a new research data capability. He previously led CRISP’s Integrated Care Network (ICN) infrastructure initiative.

Before joining CRISP in August 2015, Dr. Martin was Policy and Business Development at AMIA. From 2009 to 2012, he was Senior Manager, then Specialist Leader and co-lead of the healthcare go-to-market team in the Federal Strategy practice at Deloitte Consulting LLP where he focused on health IT standards and policies to support the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records, health information exchange, and the convergence of clinical research and clinical care.  Prior to joining Deloitte in 2009, Dr. Martin was Director of Health Information Convergence at BearingPoint, Inc. From 2001-2007, he worked in various roles at Pfizer Inc, ultimately serving as Director of Healthcare Informatics at Pfizer Inc.

Dr. Martin has worked as an obstetric house physician, an urgent care physician, a consultant in managed care, health technology assessment and medical informatics, and as a professional writer and healthcare publication editor. His peripatetic educational journey included a BA in political science from Wright State University, a medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, OB/GYN residency at Bethesda Hospitals, a master of health services administration degree from Xavier University, and a National Library of Medicine fellowship in medical informatics at the Harvard/MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology.

Dr. Martin currently serves on the Maryland board of HIMSS and on the Executive Committee of MedBiquitous. He has served on the American Health Information Community’s Consumer Empowerment Workgroup, the Board of Trustees of the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP), and the Board of Directors of the American National Standards Institute’s Health Information Technology Standards Panel (ANSI HITSP). He is a 20-year member of AMIA and HIMSS.

An accomplished vocalist, musician and writer, Dr. Martin has composed musicals, penned screenplays, and produced music videos. He is considered the world’s leading medical informatimusicologist, serving as President, Founder and Fellow of The American College of Medical Informatimusicology ( He performs on street corners, in coffeehouses and, increasingly, at medical and technology conferences just often enough to remind himself why it’s good to have a day job.

Dr. Martin lives in a suburb of the DC/Baltimore corridor with his wife, Kym, a four-time, 30+-year cancer survivor and professional patient advocate, and his 16-year-old son, Taylor, who are both constant reminders of the need for accelerating the transformation of our healthcare system through the dynamic flow of health information and continuous process improvement. More than you likely care to know is available at,, and